First counterfeiters
Since the very first metallic banknotes were born, the counterfeiters began their activities. They used every opportunity to seize the stamp. In this regard, the minters working on the mints,…

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Coin cleaning rules
No matter what metal coins are made of, there are a number of general rules that must be observed when cleaning their surface from contamination. In no case do not…

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Coin Cabinet
Have you ever thought, respected coin collectors and just collectors, over where is the largest collection of coins in the world? Surely most of you imagined a world famous collector…

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monetary circulation

The oldest coins of Russia

Trade relations in Ancient Russia emanated entirely from foreign coins, first East European, and then West European. Among the variety of dirhams and denarii there are also such rare and unique coins as money of princes of Rurikovich. The first coin of this kind was discovered already in the distant 1792, among other pendants to the icon, which was located in one of the churches of the city of Kiev.

Not so long ago, about 50 years ago, that for a numismatic business is essentially a short period of time, coins of Russian princes made of silver and gold began to be discovered. They were not of the best quality, so they were taken for very similar Byzantine coins. Continue reading

Novice Guide
The most difficult thing in any business is to start. An experienced person does not ask such questions, he already knows everything and intuitively performs the necessary actions. From the…

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Old Russian monetary system
For quite a long time, the fact has been noticed that treasures belonging to the period from the 9th to the 11th century contain quite a lot of fragments and…

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Western coins in the territory of Russia
From the middle of the tenth century, the mass distribution of silver coins of Western Europe to the lands of Eastern Europe began, and to a large extent this affected…

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Recovery of monetary business in Russia
After a rather long period of coin-less commodity circulation, in 1380 under the Grand Duke Dmitry Donskoy, the coins regained their function. In addition, the revival of the coin case…

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